69 million page views

To Amir ref to Ali.

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: Cartoons can get infidels killed

Submitted by M. al-Content (Portugal), Feb 22, 2006 at 19:45

I rather sympathised with Ali's thoughts on scholars, as some are very venal, while others are very vindictive, but I did as you suggested and went to:
where I was struck by the following:

"Akbar's most imaginative attempt to bridge the cultural differences between the Sunni Islamic elite and Hindus was his introduction of a new religion, the Din-i-Ilahi, which sought to combine beliefs of many faiths".
"Akbar failed to achieve the unification of Muslims and Hindu culture he desired, but he succeeded in building a syncretic ethos".

Mughal Multiculturalism ? If so, then it must be Akbar's spirit that has survived in India until this day, rather than Aurangzeb's, helping a vast and diverse population to get on with daily life with an amazing degree of harmony.

Unfortunately, Aurangzeb's unhappy followers are still with us, bent on making misery, now scattered across the globe, unable to find a home to their liking, and wrecking the homes of others in their bitterness !

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)